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Dual Boot XP with preinstalled Vista Hp Pavilion Elite

JazyJ

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#1
I cannot figure this one out. I have an Hp desktop and cannot get the XP to boot from disk. I have tried partitioning the unallocated space and formatting it too. I do not have the Vista cd, only the recovery disk and I am afraid of clean installing XP using only the XP oem and Vista recovery (i don't think the recovery disk actually installs Vista). How can I get my XP onto my Hp??


Let me extend on this a bit=

I cannot figure this one out. I have an Hp desktop that came with Vista preinstalled, so no install CD only recovery disk made at home. Cannot get the windows XP to boot from disk.
*I have tried partitioning the unallocated space and formatting it into a new drive.
*I have 2 hard drives and one is waiting for the XP.
*I have 'boot from cd' as first boot option, then from driver.
I have tried to restart the computer to boot from the cd and I get an error of some sort saying that there is a virus or some other error. I think that is from the Vista program that I read about that won't let XP run, like older OS do for the new OS.
I do not have the Vista cd, only the recovery disk and I am afraid of clean installing XP using only the XP oem and Vista recovery (i don't think the recovery disk actually installs Vista). How can I get my XP onto my Hp??

Better yet, does anyone have a step by step for Hp Pavilion Elite M9150F?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hp Pavilion Elite M9150F
    Memory
    1050GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050
    Mouse
    wireless
    Keyboard
    wireless

mansrm81

Vista Guru
Rockford, IL

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#2
The recovery disc is a clone of the hard drive when you first got the computer and started using. Vista shouldn't block xp cause vista hasn't started to load cause your booting from the cd. Are you saying that you have a XP OEM disc.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    PSU
    Dynex 400w
    Case
    Nothin Special
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Keyboard
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
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    Comcrap 10mb cable
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    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.

JazyJ

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#3
yes that is what i have. would the recovery, or clone disc, install the vista after clean installing the xp, if so, that would be so much easier? or do you think hp might hand me a copy of the vista that came preinstalled?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hp Pavilion Elite M9150F
    Memory
    1050GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050
    Mouse
    wireless
    Keyboard
    wireless

mansrm81

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Rockford, IL

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#4
They will give you the same clone that you already have. I would think it would be alright to do that just make sure your not installing Xp on the C: drive cause that is where vista needs to be installed not sure about that haven't tried it. Also that would be easier to do cause then you won't have to repair vista's startup and then add xp to the boot menu.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    PSU
    Dynex 400w
    Case
    Nothin Special
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Keyboard
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
    Internet Speed
    Comcrap 10mb cable
    Other Info
    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.

JazyJ

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#5
save c drive partition for vista recovery disc
install xp on created d drive

now here is my next problem, the only way i now to create the new partition is through comp-> manage->storage->disk management
but i have two hard drives and three cd drives. i know that if i insert a cd i can find the main cd drive and i am to label that.
How do a create and get to a new partition for installation?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hp Pavilion Elite M9150F
    Memory
    1050GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050
    Mouse
    wireless
    Keyboard
    wireless

mansrm81

Vista Guru
Rockford, IL

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1,884
#6

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    PSU
    Dynex 400w
    Case
    Nothin Special
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Keyboard
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
    Internet Speed
    Comcrap 10mb cable
    Other Info
    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.

JazyJ

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#7
i have tried those steps. when i restart to boot XP from the oem cd, it says at the top left
WINDOWS SETUP
and reads at the bottom all the drivers and etc. that it acts like it's installing from XP. then half way through the install it goes to an all blue screen that tells me that there is a prblem of some sort and says something about a viruse. I know for a fact that there is no viruses, plenty of security...
I does not show that it is installing windows xp like i remember it saying when i worked on my laptop.
WINDOWS XP SETUP
 
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hp Pavilion Elite M9150F
    Memory
    1050GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050
    Mouse
    wireless
    Keyboard
    wireless

mansrm81

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Rockford, IL

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#8
What do you think z3r010.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    PSU
    Dynex 400w
    Case
    Nothin Special
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Keyboard
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
    Internet Speed
    Comcrap 10mb cable
    Other Info
    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.

JazyJ

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#9
If i try and boot the xp cd while vista is running, i don't have the option of installing
if i restart with the xp cd in the cddrive, i don't get the option of selecting a drive to install it on, only the option to boot from cd and that isn't going anywhere. i feel i might have to suffer with no xp for my games until i get a new vista disc
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hp Pavilion Elite M9150F
    Memory
    1050GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050
    Mouse
    wireless
    Keyboard
    wireless
Gladstone

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#10
There are other problems than can occur on a dual boot system. Have you tried running your games in XP compatability mode?
 

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    Intel Quad Core 6600
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    Asus P5B
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    4096 MB Xtreme-Dark 800mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Amp Edition 8800GT - 512MB DDR3, O/C 700mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 206BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1024
    Hard Drives
    4 X Samsung 500GB 7200rpm Serial ATA-II HDD w. 16MB Cache .
    PSU
    550 w
    Case
    Thermaltake
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    3 x octua NF-S12-1200 - 120mm 1200RPM Sound Optimised Fans
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SnarkyTwit

Really Geeky
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Winnipeg, Canada

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56
#11
I cannot figure this one out. I have an Hp desktop and cannot get the XP to boot from disk. I have tried partitioning the unallocated space and formatting it too. I do not have the Vista cd, only the recovery disk and I am afraid of clean installing XP using only the XP oem and Vista recovery (i don't think the recovery disk actually installs Vista). How can I get my XP onto my Hp??


Let me extend on this a bit=
I should give you a warning. If you do plan to install windows xp on your hard drive, make sure you have a backup of Vista on a CD or DVD. The XP will overwrite your MBR making it impossible to boot from the recovery partition on your hard drive. That partition will be rendered useless.

The reason that you may not be able to install WinXP on your drive is probably because WinXP has no default SATA drivers. It cannot see your hard drive. My guess is that you need to slipstream an Intel SATA driver on your XP disc first.

Send a message back if you need help with that.

Snarks:cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Precision M4400
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA 7200rpm
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution

JazyJ

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#12
There are other problems than can occur on a dual boot system. Have you tried running your games in XP compatability mode?
That would be a good idea, if I knew how. Would anyone care to detail me on what XP compatibility mode is?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hp Pavilion Elite M9150F
    Memory
    1050GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050
    Mouse
    wireless
    Keyboard
    wireless

JazyJ

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#13
SnarkyTwit, would that allow me to install XP without doing anything further to Vista?
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hp Pavilion Elite M9150F
    Memory
    1050GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1680x1050
    Mouse
    wireless
    Keyboard
    wireless

Bare Foot Kid

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#14

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    * BFK Customs *
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    ASUS P5Q Pro
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    8GB Dominator 8500C5D
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    XFX ATI 1GB 4870 XXX
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    Realtek HD 7-1
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    1920x1080P & 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache WD Caviar Black
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX
    Case
    CM Cosmos RC-1000
    Cooling
    Tuniq Tower 120, 2x 140mm and 3x 120mm case fans
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    HP Enhansed Multimedia
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    18.6Mb/s
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    My First Build ;)
Gladstone

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#15
JazyJ, To run a program in Vista using XP Compatibilty Mode, right click on the program exe or short cut, select "Properties" - "Compatability", check the XP compatability mode. Capture.JPG
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Scratch Built
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core 6600
    Motherboard
    Asus P5B
    Memory
    4096 MB Xtreme-Dark 800mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Amp Edition 8800GT - 512MB DDR3, O/C 700mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 206BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1024
    Hard Drives
    4 X Samsung 500GB 7200rpm Serial ATA-II HDD w. 16MB Cache .
    PSU
    550 w
    Case
    Thermaltake
    Cooling
    3 x octua NF-S12-1200 - 120mm 1200RPM Sound Optimised Fans
    Mouse
    Targus
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    1500kbs
    Other Info
    Self built.